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Hello,

I've commissioned the plushie maker, Aurasoul over two years ago requesting for a plushie for my boyfriend's birthday to be done sometime during August 2008, hoping it would be done and shipped by October 21, 2008. I had paid her upfront for the plushie as seen here ( http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k428/88_69_01/paypalscreenshot.jpg ).

After I had sent her payment, she promised to send me images sometime that week of the WIP. Good, great. I waited, and a week had gone by without any word from her. I politely send her a note asking about the WIP images and leave it be for a few weeks. Weeks start going by, and she has yet to reply to my notes. Ironically, she stops replying to me shortly after she confirmed on getting her payment.
( http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k428/88_69_01/aurasoul1.jpg )

As time goes on without word from her, I noticed that she has added artwork to her favorites within the time I was sending her notes. This had bothered me, so I logged into a very old DA account of mine and sent her a note asking if her commissions were open still. She replied 'depends on what you want' within 24 hours. ( http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k428/88_69_01/aurasoul2.jpg )

Notice the date on the screen shot. Dec 2, 2008. I had paid her in August. I had received no word on my commission during that time. My friend later then sent her a note asking about my plushie, and Aura at the time had claimed that she had finished the plushie and just needed my address. Fine, good. I still hadn't received images of the plushie, but at least I was getting it.

So after waiting quite a few months my boyfriend and I were fed up, seeing as the package had not shown up at all. While looking though her favorites, she had been doing trades with others as well as more commissions. After noting one of the people who had done a trade with her, I discovered they received their part of the trade while I was still in the dark with no images or no plushie. At this point of time I began accusing Aura of thief on her comments page on DA. Not too long after doing this, she was banned for posting dog porn without a mature tag repeatedly. I was quite frustrated, until she contacted me on a separate DA account, finally providing me a WIP image of my plushie. This is was around in April, 7 months after I had originally commissioned her. I was annoyed, but happy to finally see images, so I let it go, giving her my address once more.

After waiting again for quite some time, the account on DA she used to show me the images was banned, so I had no way to contact her asking if she had sent my plushie. I managed to get a hold of someone who directed me to a German furry site where she was active on and sent her a note and waited. Nothing. However, I saw she was active on the forums, while she took on more commissions. After I had posted there informing I had never received my plushie and all the drama I had with her, she had cursed me out and accused me it was my fault for not paying for tracking, and my package had gotten lost. I asked her for a scan of the receipt proving she had shipped it, nothing.

( http://forum.furbase.de/thread.php?threadid=27966&threadview=0&hilight=&hilightuser=3639&page=6 )

A few months later, she noted me that she had made a second plushie for me since the first one had gotten lost, and would send it to me if I gave her the money for shipping. $20 without tracking and $50 with. She had sent me no images of the new plushie. I had no way of paying for the shipping at that time, so I informed her I would do it later. During this time, I had thought over about this situation and decided against giving her the money for shipping. Quite frankly, I was done dealing with her. And I didn't want the plushie to be 'lost' again, but $50 on top of the original $80 I had paid was ridiculous at this point of time. Plus, how did I know if she really did ship it out or not? What if there really was no second plushie? I had no idea.

After the situation with Fuzzypaws and her, I made it clear that I was done doing business with her and wanted her banned for her poor commission ethics on FA. I haven't talked to her since.

Today, I received this comment on my page;

'wanna see on stream how i destroy the second plushie i made?you never belived that its existing there you can see^^'

I've commissioned her nearly two years ago, at this point of time, I've given up on getting the plushie, and I have left her alone. She claims that she would never do commissions for people over the sea anymore, but still. Please don't commission this person unless you want to deal with a headache and drama.

Edit: Screenshot of her comment ( http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k428/88_69_01/wowbetchmove.png )

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kayla_la
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
She should have eaten the shipping cost for the second plushie. It isn't your problem she lost the first one, and to demand you pay more is nothing short of unethical business.

Today, I received this comment on my page;

'wanna see on stream how i destroy the second plushie i made?you never belived that its existing there you can see^^'


And WOW. How spiteful. Please take that comment and send it to Dragoneer in a note, he's supposed to be keeping an eye on her, I believe.
veeveedesu
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I already sent him a note about it. Like I said, i'm done with her. I don't care about the plushie anymore, since its way past my boyfriend's birthday. But still, i'm probably never going to see that $80 again.
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snobahr
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
If I read this correctly, you never saw a photo of the finished, allegedly "lost" plushie. I'm willing to bet that the "lost" plushie never existed, and she blew monkeys out of her butt.
veeveedesu
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
No, I saw of the image of the original plushie. But that was it. Didn't see images of the second one, so I have no idea if there is actually a second one or not.
tobekiyoshi
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
Is there any way you can screen cap the last comment about destroying your plushie? Its not that I believe you, but I just want to see if she really just stooped that low on a public site.

Thanks for the warning, sorry this happened to you, but you made the right decision in the end.
tobekiyoshi
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:26 pm (UTC)
Sorry my comment is supposed to say It's not that I don't believe you ****** Very sorry for that horrible typo. ^^;
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duster
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Today, I received this comment on my page;

'wanna see on stream how i destroy the second plushie i made?you never belived that its existing there you can see^^'


Mods... please forgive me for what I'm about to say but...

WHAT. THE. FUUUUUUUUUUCCCCKKKKKK.

That's just plain MEAN. What about the first plush? I'm gonna take a stab in the dark and say it never existed and now she's just trying to be mean and rub it in your face.

Isn't this the same person who said "I'm not going to refund anyone or do your commissions, up yours, commissioners" or something?
snobahr
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
Yup. Click on her tag at the bottom of the entry, and see the various posts about her.
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growly
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's unbelievable. I am really sorry this happened to ya! Hope you didn't pay that much. :(
veeveedesu
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
It was $80. It sucks, but stuff happens. I'm just glad I didn't pay for shipping and dealt with more drama.
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ellonwye
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Tell her that yes, you would like to see a stream of her destroying this second plushie. Tell her to let you know the time and the date so you can check it out. Then tell her afterwards that since she destroyed your product she now owes you a refund.

I'm saying this because I very, very much doubt she made a second plushie at all, and if she then doesn't go ahead with this spiteful stream it pretty much confirms that. Basically just call her bluff. It might not get your money back but it'll probably shut her up.
veeveedesu
Aug. 12th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
Can't, she blocked me from making comments on her page. Plus, I had just woken up when I received that comment. So I didn't get to check out the stream.
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dripbat
Aug. 12th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thats horrible. That last comment.. I just can't believe someone would post that. :(
lilenth
Aug. 12th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)

Notify Dragoneer since he already told her that if she didn't refund people's commissions after she cancelled them he was going to ban her. Perhaps getting kicked off of FA will get her to act professional for once.
veeveedesu
Aug. 12th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
Already noted Dragoneer.
alexds1
Aug. 12th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, thats really awful. I'm glad you decided not to pay that extra cost, and I hope you eventually get some kind of refund!
shinmaxwell
Aug. 13th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
"'wanna see on stream how i destroy the second plushie i made?you never belived that its existing there you can see^^'"

what...the..FUCK. That ain't right. This girl needs to get banned or in some sort of trouble, seriously. I'm sorry this has happened to you.
sunhawk
Aug. 13th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
Wow that last part was just spiteful and nasty, I'm sorry it went down that way :///
marus_puppy
Aug. 13th, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
Whooooooooooa. That's totally unreasonable. And I checked out some of the older warnings on her too.

I think I saw a few days ago that a commissioner took legal action against an artist for some pretty nasty harassment. Maybe you could do the same? Sue for the 80 bucks that she owes you for not delivering the plushie.
veeveedesu
Aug. 13th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Well, imagine how much it would cost to hire a lawyer. That alone would not be worth trying to get $80 back. On top of that, she's in Germany.
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frazzled_niya
Aug. 13th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC)
=\ what a noodle....Is the ban on her DevART account recent or something new?
veeveedesu
Aug. 13th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Her ban on DA is about..a year and a half? But regardless, it isn't new. I'm pretty sure she had herself banned on purpose to avoid other commissioners.
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veeveedesu
Aug. 22nd, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
I'm not too sure if I can get a refund.
I saw the pictures of the first plushie so I know it existed at one point of time, so I'm not sure if he would refund me.
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